Baghdad: Suicide bomber kills 17 at Shi’ite gathering, say policehttps://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/baghdad-suicide-bomber-kills-17-at-shiite-gathering-say-police-3084214/

Baghdad: Suicide bomber kills 17 at Shi’ite gathering, say police

The explosion went off inside a tent filled with people taking part in Shi'ite Ashura rituals, mourning the killing of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hussein in the 7th century.

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest in the middle of a Shi’ite Muslim gathering in Baghdad, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 50 on Saturday, police said.

The explosion went off inside a tent filled with people taking part in Shi’ite Ashura rituals, mourning the killing of Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Hussein in the 7th century.

The tent was set up in a crowded market in the city’s northern al-Shaab district.

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